UPDATED: Police receive reports of aliens and planes on fire after lights spotted in skies above Calderdale - PICTURE

The bright object spotted on Friday night
The bright object spotted on Friday night
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This is a picture taken of the bright lights seen in the skies above Calderdale that led to officers receiving calls from people reporting aliens and planes on fire.

The display of bright objects streaking through the sky was seen by people across the district on Friday night.

Astronomers had not been expecting a meteor shower and there were some suggestions that it could be pieces of space junk breaking up in the upper atmosphere.

The Met Office tweeted that they believed it had been a meteorite.

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